Apartments in Salou – Affordable Holiday Accommodation
Boasting wide sprawling beaches lined with palm trees and sunny boulevards spilling over with cute cafes and authentic eateries, Salou is everything you’d imagine of a Spanish seaside resort. Located just 112km from Barcelona it makes for the perfect place to enjoy the laidback beach life whilst being in close proximity to one of the liveliest and most cultural cities in Europe. Besides swimming, sunbathing, and eating, Salou offers a menu of activities, from adventurous water sports and active pursuits to museums, galleries, and historic buildings. Whether you’re on the hunt for a gastronomic trip filled with Spanish delights, a relaxing week basking on the sandy shores, or a cultural stay jam-packed with sightseeing and learning, make sure you find the perfect place to stay with our apartments in Salou.
Beaches in Salou – Sun, Sand, and Swimming
Salou is best known for its collection of sandy, sunny beaches. Llevant beach is the town’s main stretch of sand, sprawling out over 1.2km alongside the Jaume I Promenade. As a popular part of town, this beach has a number of great amenities, from lively beach bars to quiet cafes and local restaurants. There are also kids toys to keep the younger members of the family happy, ample water sporting opportunities, and toilets and showers, too.
Then there’s Ponent beach, which sits the other side of the harbour. This stretch of golden sand connects up Salou with Cambrils and boasts impossibly blue waters. The sea is shallow, making it the perfect hangout for children, and there are plenty of amenities to make it a great day out.
For something a little more secluded, head to Llarga beach in Cap Salou. Set away from the touristy parts of the town, this quieter beach offers a haven of peace and quiet edged with aromatic pine forests.
Our Salou apartments are withing easy walking distance of Salou’s beaches, providing you with the perfect place to stay if you’re looking for a relaxing beach break.
5 Great Things to do in Salou
Our Salou apartments place you in the centre of the town and give you easy access to everything the town has to offer, from theme parks and fishing ports to promenades and quirky nighttime events.
- Port Aventura – This large theme park can be found just outside Salou. It’s home to a great selection of rides for all the family and a regular schedule of live shows.
- Aquapolis Water Park – Splash around in the collection of fun pools, squeal as you whizz down high water slides, and kick back and relax in the peaceful picnic areas at this popular water park.
- Cambrils Fishing Port – At just 15 minutes from Salou, Cambrils makes for a great afternoon out, particularly with its selection of cute shops and restaurants that surround the picturesque fishing port.
- Promenade – Salou’s promenade stretches from the northern part of Salou to Cambrils, taking in incredible views of the beaches and hosting numerous bars and cafes along the way.
- Font Lluminosa – The fountains on Salou boulevard are worth a visit alone, but at night a number of them light up in a beautiful display of colour.
Strolls and Shopping – the Best Boulevards in Salou
Walking is a great way to explore everything Salou has to offer, and there are a number of great boulevards, Paseos, and walkways that give visitors and insight into the culture, history, and charm of this small resort.
Avenida Carles Buigas is a haven for shopping enthusiasts. Lined with hotels, restaurants, and a plethora of boutique clothes and souvenir shops, it’s the perfect place for a spot of window shopping before lunch.
Paseo Miramar runs alongside the beach and is a wide boulevard lined with swaying palm trees. On one side of the road there are a collection of hotels, designer shops, and restaurants, whilst the other boasts uninterrupted views out to sea. This walkway stretches the length of Salou, so there’s plenty to see along the way.
Parc Municipal is a lush spot of greenery in the centre of Salou. As well as criss-crossing pathways that make their way through the park, there are a number of spaces to chill out with a picnic or simply watch the world go by.
Paseo Jaime I is one of the main arteries running through Salou. It’s flanked by tall palm trees and offers a lively atmosphere. In the summer it gets busy with tourists and locals, and there are often markets that open up along its length.
Starting Out in Salou – Getting There
Barcelona Airport is the nearest airport to Salou and there are a few ways you can get to the town from the terminals. There is an efficient minibus service that travels between Barcelona airport and Salou, with more buses leaving regularly throughout the summer months. If you are travelling in summer, it’s a good idea to book your bus in advance as these can get booked up quickly. There are also Plana coaches that leave from Barcelona Airport’s terminal 1, and you’ll also need to pre-book these, especially in the busier months. You can get a pre-booked transfer to the resort for a reasonable price, too, or grab a taxi for the 1 hour 20-minute journey – this can be quite costly, though.
By train it’s slightly more difficult as there are no direct services to Salou from the airport. To start you’ll have to take the train to Estacio Sants in the centre of Barcelona from the airport. From there you can hop on one of the many trains that travel to Salou. Journey times vary as some trains stop at more stations that others, but you can admire the spectacular views as you head along the coast.
Its beachside location means Salou accommodation is mainly a combination of holiday hotels and seafront apartments. The boulevards running along the beaches are lined with high-rise hotels with great views, as well as stylish apartment blocks for self-catering accommodation. Further inland, you’ll find guesthouses, B&Bs, and authentic, cosy hostels and hotels that ooze Spanish charm.